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Farewell Eric

My dear brother has been called to the pastorate in the great land of Texas leaving many of his close friends behind.
It has been the joy of my heart to know this scholar and gentleman.
  Eric and I were hired at the same time at GTY and we have even had some classes together at TMS. More recently we moved up to Palmdale and we would ride together on most days with some exceptions.
  It was fun to listen to music together and talk about life and ministry. It is easy to love the man. In honor of him, I will try to listen to more country music, fix myself a pour over coffee, and enjoy the beauty of friends that God in His wisdom and kindness bestows.  My life is richer and I have laughed a bit more having spent time with my brother, whether in the car, at the office, or at church. I will miss him dearly but I promised myself I wouldn’t get too emotional.
  As is my custom in farewells, I leave him with the words of Numbers 6:24-26
24 The Lord bless you, and keep you;
25 The Lord make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you;
26 The Lord lift up His countenance on you, And give you peace.’